A festive Mexican marketplace, with gaudy decorations and souvenir stalls that scream ‘tourist trap,’ you can still find authentic...
El Pueblo Historical Monument
Nope, LA didn’t spring from the head of Hollywood directors, it was a full-blown community a good century before DW Griffith showed up....
The oldest surviving house in LA was built in 1818 by a wealthy ranchero and one-time LA mayor, and later became a boarding house and...
Philippe the Original
From LAPD hunks to stressed-out attorneys to smooching couples, everyone loves Philippe’s, a French-dip sandwich institution. Order a...
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A sight notable for its rare rooftop mural called América Tropical by David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of Mexico’s great early-20th-century muralists. The 1932 work shows a crucified Native American in front of a Mayan pyramid and was so controversial that city fathers ordered it whitewashed immediately. The Getty Conservation Institute rehabilitated it.